IT's Hottest 'Necessary Evil'
While IT security pros may still find themselves defending their roles, they're also in a good spot when it comes to compensation, with a median base salary bump for staffs up a tidy $7,000 this year, according to the new The InformationWeek 2012 U.S. IT Salary Survey: Security
Google Big Tent: Regulation Vs. Personal Responsibility
Society should embrace the touch-the-stove approach when it comes to online common sense, explains 14-year-old Adora Svitak, author of no less than three books and advocate of techno-youth empowerment, at Google event on Web regulation.
Congress Proposes FISMA Overhaul
Amendments would update the 2002 law for today's federal IT
environment, transfer cybersecurity oversight from Homeland Security to OMB.
Deja Vu: Reincarnated Botnet Struck Down
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab, CrowdStrike, and Dell SecureWorks intercept bots from infamous spamming botnet -- but this time without the help of Microsoft and its legal team
A Single 'Pain' Of Glass?
Is the often-pitched 'single pane of glass' a benefit to security monitoring tools or yet another point of contention?
NSA Chief: China Behind RSA Attacks
Chinese steal a "great deal" of military-related intellectual property, and were responsible for last year's attacks on cybersecurity company RSA, Gen. Keith Alexander tells Senators.
Megaupload Host Wants To Delete Data
Movie industry association wants data retained indefinitely, but hosting company says it's too expensive. Meanwhile, questions rise over why Anonymous launched retaliatory attack--and who paid for it.
When Hackers Want Much More Than Money
Insider attack data breaches are down in 2011, but hacktivist attacks, with motives beyond money, are up, reports Verizon 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report.